Stone Rotary tops £50,000 for Children in Need

Two of the Alleyne’s 6th formers collecting at the end of Lichfield Street.
Two of the Alleyne’s 6th formers collecting at the end of Lichfield Street.

Stone Rotary Club’s 20th annual street collection for Children in Need were hoping this year they could bring the total
collected past the £50,000 mark.

We can now declare the total for the 2016 collection (on Christchurch Way and Lichfield Street in Stone, on Friday 18th November): a fantastic £2,960.25p! This means that the total, over 20 years of collections, was comfortably over £50,000.

All of this has gone to support the excellent work done by the organisations funded by the BBC’s Children in Need appeal – a number of which provide support for children in the mid-Staffs area.

Stone Rotary would like to thank the people of Stone for their enduring generosity, and also their helpers – who
this year included 13 students from the 6th form of Alleyne’s Academy in Stone.

As usual, the staff at Barclays in Stone undertook the task of counting all the coins, and also a fair number of notes.

In the week running up to the collection, the Club again hosted visits by Pudsey to a number of local schools and nurseries, and also to Flip-Out.

Having collected on behalf of Children in Need, Stone Rotary will be out collecting again shortly – this time raising
funds to support local charitable causes.

On Friday and Saturday 16th and 17th December, they will be collecting at the Moto northbound
motorway services, adjacent to the Stone to Eccleshall road.